Unless you can see visible damage to the cables (such as melting) the cables should be fine. As to the rest of the wiring, where did you see the smoke coming from. You can inspect the wiring in that area to check for visible damage. If you don't see visible damage, you probalby didn't damage the wiring enough to have it replaced. It would also be difficult to say if anything else was damaged. Check for a fuse first on the radio, but it may well be cooked. Until the car gets driven for a complete drive cycle it's hard to guess on anything else. You may want to remove the alternator also and have it checked. Alts are prone to burn out by reverse polarity. If you have any further questions feel free to ask.
Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 5:53 PM